With the enchantment of the holiday season upon us, Walt Disney World and Disneyland once again invite America to celebrate Christmas morning on the ABC Television Network. Co-hosts Regis Philbin, Kelly Ripa (Live with Regis & Kelly) and Ryan Seacrest (Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve 2007) will bring the magic of the Disney Parks to viewers nationwide as Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade airs, MONDAY, DECEMBER 25 (10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., ET; 9:00-11:00 a.m., CT, MT, PT; check local listings).
For more than twenty years, families have made the Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade part of their Christmas Day television tradition. This year children, parents and grandparents alike will once again enjoy a parade of Disney's most treasured characters, including Mickey, Minnie, Pluto, Donald, Daisy, Goofy, Pinocchio, Cinderella, Snow White, Sleeping Beauty, Belle, Ariel and Jasmine. Disney Channel favorites will also be part of the show, including Little Einsteins, Stanley, JoJo's Circus and other beloved characters.
As Disney Parks commemorates "The Year of a Million Dreams," an event that celebrates guests' Disney dreams, it is fitting that this year's parade feature "dream" performances from both Walt Disney World Resort in Florida and Disneyland Resort in California. Plus, viewers will get a sneak peak at the newest Disney attractions and happenings.
The two-hour show features a star-studded celebrity guest list with scheduled appearances and musical performances by: Award-winning singer and film star Beyonce; recording artist and composer Daniel Powter; acclaimed Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli; Mexican pop group RBD; tween singing sensation Bianca Ryan; Playhouse Disney's Doodlebops; Disney Channel star Miley Cyrus as Hannah Montana; Disney Channel's blockbuster High School Musical stars Lucas Grabeel, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman and Ashley Tisdale; Grammy-Award winner Michael Bolton; pop performers Paris Bennett, Elliott Yamin, Ace Young, and Mandisa; sister act Aly & AJ; Travel Channel host Samantha Brown; and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition designers extraordinaire Ty Pennington, Paige Hemmis and Eduardo Xol.
Along with the impressive list of performers, Disney favorites take center stage at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom as they spread holiday cheer right down the middle of Main Street U.S.A.
Walt Disney World presents:
* Christmas tree float with hosts Mickey and Minnie
* Toyland military and Toy Soldiers marching to the Toyland March
* Santa's workshop float featuring Woody, Buzz Lightyear, Jessie, Bullseye and the Green Army Sergeant from Toy Story
* Disney/Pixar's Cars with Lightning McQueen and Tow Mater
* Royal unit float featuring Disney Princesses - Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine
* Pirates float featuring swashbuckling Disney Pirates
* Show boat with B'rer Bear, B'rer Rabbit and Dixieland band
* Ice pond float with Donald and Daisy Duck
* Bake shoppe with dancing Gingerbread Men, Candy Cane Maids and Elves
* Santa float featuring the big guy himself and his famous reindeer
Disneyland Resort in California presents:
* A Christmas fantasy float with stuffed bear, ballerina and a music box
* Santa's cottage with mailroom elves, Chicken Little and Abby Mallard
* Toy Humvee with prankster chipmunks Chip 'n' Dale
* Toy factory float with Stanley, Goliath, JoJo and Rolie, from Playhouse Disney
* Winter wonderland with snow people and ice skating snowflakes
* Ice rink with Goofy and his son, Max
* Cookbook float with candy cakers and dancers
* Candy house with Pluto, along with gingerbread men
* Candlelight ball with Snow White and Prince Charming, Sleeping Beauty and Prince Phillip and Mulan and Shang
* Jeweled tree float with the Seven Dwarfs
* Finale dancers pave the way for Rudolph and reindeer, with the lovable alien Stitch in his favorite Santa costume
In addition, the show will feature floats and elements from the new Dreams Come True Parade at Walt Disney World and the Parade of Dreams at Disneyland.
This year's program will be broadcast in English and Spanish (SAP).